Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CAS Butterfly Card Tutorial

 Hi!  Most of you know that I don't do clean and simple cards very often - but sometimes and idea hits and you just have to go with it.  So although it's a simple design, I'd love to share with you how I created it.

1.  Tape the Dreamwever Stencil (Daisy Background LX7014) to WorldWin's ColorMates Light Ocean Blue Cardstock.  I used the old school method to emboss this with a light box and stylus (stencil is on the underside).

2.  After embossing, use Viva Decor Metallic 3D Stamp Paint to add some glittery highlights to the flower centers.

3.  Rub turquoise ink over the entire stenciled area.

4.  Spray with Lindy's Stamp Gang - Opal Sea Oats.  Use this background paper to die- cut a butterfly from the Spellbinder's Wings of Hope set.

 5.  Cut a piece of ColorMates Heritage White 7" x 4".  Score at 1"

6.  Cut a piece of 29 lb.Translucent  Vellum 6" x 4".  Use Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere to the inside of the short flap of cardstock.  The vellum should line up straight with the cardstock to complete the card base.

7.  Stamp matching Unity Fly With Wings of Hope butterfly, using Versamark ink and heat emboss with LSG Silver Moon Turquoise.  Shape the die cut butterfly and adhere slightly above the stamped "shadow".  Stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with black powder.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Prom Fun with Twist

Katrina on the blog today and you know that prom season is just around the corner, right?  The Silver and Lilac in the Twist collection were just perfect for this prom layout.  The Silver has a shine that is very hard to see in the photos, but adds such elegance to a project.

I added some sequins for additional shine.  You can see some of the texture of the Twist papers below. I backed my photos with the Grey Parchment from the Colormates collection.

I used the Smooth and Silky collection in Off White to cut my flower blossom stems.  The Smooth and Silky cuts beautifully in the Silhouette Cameo. 

Here you can see some of the texture of the Twist paper also.  It just gives your project dimension!

Thanks for stopping the WorldWin Papers blog today.  Check back for more projects using some of the newest papers!

Katrina Hunt
Paper, Scissors and Glue

WorldWin Papers
Colormates Smooth and Silky-Off White

Colormates –Grey Parchment

Other Supplies
Adhesive-ThermOWeb and FabriTac
Punch-EK Success
Ribbon-May Arts
Silhouette Cameo (File  52774)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring Flowers

Hi, it's Gini and I'm hoping a cheerful and springy card tutorial may help you beat the winter blues!

1.  Cut a 5 x7" card base from WorldWin ColorMates (Deep Orange Dream).
2. Emboss a 4.75" x 6.75" piece of ColorMates Textured Denim (Aqua Denim), using the Spellbinders Decorative Fancy Tags 2 folder.
3.  Rub Tsukineko VersaMagic ink (Persimmon) over the raised areas.
4.  Cut two borders from the orange cardstock using Memory Box die (Meridian Border).
5.  Stamp the word text from Unity Stamp Co.( Bloom and Simplify stamp set), using VersaFine ink onto panel of patterned paper (Webster's Pages).
6.  Stamp slightly over the text with the flower from the same set, using Versamark ink.
7.  Heat emboss with a green powder.
8.  Use Faber-Castell Gelatos to color in the leaves and stem.
9.  Stamp a second flower image on white cardstock , using Memento ink.
10.  Color flower with Copic markers and cut out.  Apply to card.
11.  Add glitter to the flower center and finish with orange crystals (Zva Creative CRW-03CB-146)
12.  Assemble card as shown.  Finish with a bow (May Arts Ribbon 444-58-28)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Embossed Card Box

Today I am sharing a fun project that I made for the WorldWin Papers CHA booth. I had been wanting to try making a card box using the We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punch Board and the WorldWin Papers Petallics cardstock, so this project gave me the perfect opportunity!

Using the measuring and scoring guides on the Punch Board, I created a box from Champagne Petallics Cardstock. I measured the size needed for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch card, and then I added 1/2-inch of extra space on all sides to create a box. The box can fit a set of cards and envelopes. (Or one very lumpy card!) I embossed a piece of Coral Pink Petallics Cardstock with several embossing folders to create a French-inspired pattern. I matted the pink cardstock with Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock and attached the panel to the front of the box.

I stamped a sentiment onto Champagne Petallics and trimmed it out. I matted the sentiment with a piece of Coral Pink Petallics and then with a die cut frame cut from Wine Cup Petallics. (When stamping onto the Petallics Cardstock you may need to heat emboss the ink or dry the ink with a heat tool as the Petallics is on the glossy side.)

I embossed four panels for the back of the box. I embossed the Coral Pink and Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock with embossing folders, and then I traced the shape of the envelope box onto the back of each embossed panel. I used a ruler and craft knife to trim the embossed panels to slightly smaller than the envelope box.

I created an "envelope seal" with more Petallics scraps and a French postage image.

I used hook and loop tape (otherwise known as Velcro) to close the box. This is not that pretty, but I could not find my tiny magnets and I did not want to do a "belly band" as this project was for a trade show. People handle the projects a lot at trade shows and a belly band would have been destroyed the first hour of the show!

I hope this inspires you to not only make some card boxes, but to pull out your embossing folders. If you need to get your hands on this beautiful, heavy weight cardstock, call WorldWin Papers at 888-8436455 and ask who carries the paper in your area.

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies Needed:
WorldWin Papers:
Petallics: Champagne, Coral Pink, Wine Cup

Embossing folders: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Eiffel Tower, Postmarks, French Script
Circle punch: Stampin' Up
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Timeless Rectangle
Stamps: Fiskars (postage); Hampton Art Studio G (sentiment)
Envelope Punch Board: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Clear
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Velcro hook and loop dots

Monday, February 17, 2014

Layering a Design

I'm sharing a layout that I did for CHA that has a good bit of dimension on it. I wanted to show how easy it is to get this look. I apologize for not having closeup photos, but when I did the page it was to show at CHA, so I didn't take the closeup shots. But it's pretty simple.

I started off with ColorMates Smooth & Silky Offwhite and Sapphire Blue. I stamped two 12x12 pieces with a floral stamp using a blue ink. I then put a solid piece of the sapphire blue across the center of the stamped background page. I matted my photo with the same blue. 

Next, I cut squares of the stamped offwhite paper. 10 smaller and 4 larger. I think they were about 2 1/2" for the smaller ones, you can play around and get the right size. I matted the 4 larger ones with the blue. Then I used foam pop dots and placed the smaller squares diagonally. Then placed the four larger ones adding a double layer of foam dots! So you really have 3 layers, it is hard to see in the photo but looks really nice up close!

The last thing was just adding my embellies, which was a few yellow and blue flowers with gemstone centers. I used an Anna Griffin journaling tag  and title and that was it!!! Super easy page, but has a really nice look! I hope you enjoyed seeing it! And, by the way, this is our youngest son and his fiance!! They're so cute!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Background Stamping

 I've got a card to share with you today- and it all started with a cool background stamp.  I decided to make some paper blooms to correspond with some of the stamped  images.  I also added some fun mixed media techniques - so I've got a tutorial to share with you, how I created this piece.


Start with WorldWin Papers new Parchment paper.  This already created some texture and depth.  
Use a mask and spray Art Anthology's Fern Leaf Colorations.

Position the mask to spray the un-inked areas with the Guacamole Colorations.

 Outline around some of the diamonds using a gold Sharpie marker.

Stamp the French Rose background stamp with watermark ink and heat emboss with a brown powder.  Use a paintbrush and the Colorations sprays to paint the areas of the design within the embossed lines.
Die cut a frame from WorldWin's Kromekote copper and emboss.
Rub some Art Anthology Velvet paint in Lagoon over the copper frame to give it an oxidized appearance.

Die cut flowers and shape them on a foam mat.

Add a little Art Anthology Sorbet (Dazzle) on the flower petals to give a little glittery effect.

Spray a little bit of the Vineyard Colorations on your work mat, and dip the tips of the petals in this.

Stamp the Elegant Fronds stamp on the DoubleMates (Berry Red) cardstock. Cut rolled flowers from the stamped paper.

Put the card together as shown.


WorldWin Paper:
DoubleMates: Berry Red
Imperial M-Bossabilites
Blooms Four
Rose Creations
Grand Large Labels
JustRite Stamps
Art Anthology:
Zva Creative
May Arts Ribbon
Words or Whatever
Memento: Tuxedo Black; Versamark Watermark Ink
Brown Embossing Powder

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

You still have time to make a Valentine! Here is a fancy card that I made for the WorldWin Papers Winter CHA booth.

1. Create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch (top fold) card base from WorldWin Papers Treasures Pitch Black cardstock. 

2. Trim two pieces of WorldWin Papers ColorMates Original Heritage White cardstock to slightly smaller than the card front and add a layer to the front and to the inside of the card (approximately 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches).

3. To create the pink layer, use WorldWin Papers Pink Twist cardstock. 

4. Emboss the Pink Twist with an embossing folder, then trim it to size and attach it to the card front (approximately 5 1/4 x 4 inches).
5. Using a die template, cut two decorative hearts, one from Silver Twist and one from White Twist cardstock. Stack the hearts together to create a focal embellishment.

6. Use foam dimensional adhesive to attach the heart to the center of the card as shown.

7. Use ColorMates Original Heritage White cardstock and a banner die cut template to cut a sentiment strip. Stamp the sentiment message onto the strip with black ink. Add two rhinestones for decoration. Attach the sentiment strip to the top center of the card.

8. Trim ColorMates Original Heritage White cardstock to approximately 3 x 4 1/8 inches. Trim the bottom edge with a heart edge punch. Trim to fit as needed.

9. Trim a strip of Silver Twist cardstock to fit the white strip (approximately 1 x 4 1/8 inches). 

10. Trim a strip of Pink Twist cardstock to fit over the silver strip (approximately 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches).

11. Wrap the punched border panel with white ric rac as shown, and attach the panel to the bottom of the card.

12. Stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card with black ink.

13. Trim a strip of Pink Twist cardstock to fit the bottom of the card (approximately 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches).


~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies needed:
WorldWin Papers cardstock:
Treasures Pitch Black
ColorMates Originals Heritage White
Twist Pink, Silver, White

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Ink: Tsunkineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Die templates: Spellbinders Lace Hearts; My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips 2
Edge punch: Martha Stewart 
Embossing folder: Couture Creations Cheerful
Gems: Couture Creations
Ric Rac: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, February 2, 2014

ColorMates Pale Blue & Fresh Cream Combo!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I did for the CHA booth using a couple of NEW colors,
ColorMates Smooth & Silky Pale Blue and Fresh Cream!

I only added a few strips of Fancy Pants patterned paper and accents, and of course the picture is our sweet little adorable Granddaughter!!! The color variety of ColorMates makes it easy to choose something to go with any photo or project that you're working on!!! And you can always add in some of the wonderful specialty papers too if you wish, you can go simple like this, or elaborate, whatever your style there is something for you!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and don't forget to check back later to see what else the DT has to share with you!!!

Patti :)

WorldWin products used:
ColorMates Smooth & Silky Pale Blue
ColorMates Smooth & Silk Fresh Cream